DIY Warning
(May 29th, 2009)

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FARM activists getting lazy
(May 29th, 2009)
The recent H1N1 outbreak was a field day for all kinds of Chicken Little opportunists. But animal rights activists continue to act as the pacesetters. Not only were the claims in Stewart Slate's recent letter wrong-headed, but it wasn't even his own letter to begin with. ("More dangers than...
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BMI ‘report cards’ won’t keep kids healthy
(May 29th, 2009)
In the campaign to eradicate childhood obesity, schools around the country have banned everything from birthday treats to vending machines. But when it comes to slimming down students, the so-called food police aren't making much progress.Now the Massachusetts Public Health Council has decided to take another approach: Body Mass...
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Let’s Hear it for American Exceptionalism (and Sushi)
(May 28th, 2009)
Sushi powerhouse Nobu is typically known for its Hollywood clientele, but this week the high-end restaurant chain is raising its profile for another reason. In response to environmental groups’ demands that it stop serving the expensive delicacy bluefin tuna, Nobu London has added a strange disclaimer to its menu...
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Belgian Veggie Holiday Lacks Teeth
(May 27th, 2009)
Tomorrow, public officials in the Flemish city of Ghent will observe a new weekly “holiday” that’s been making international headlines: “Veggiedag.” Civil servants and elected politicians will eat meatless meals, and the streets will be littered with city-sponsored anti-meat ads. Now that the people of Ghent have two Veggie...
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MeMe Roth’s Food-Hating Stunt of the Week
(May 26th, 2009)
 It’s almost hard to believe that anti-obesity zealot MeMe Roth consented to this profile in the Sunday Guardian. After all, this isn’t the first time Roth came across to her interviewer as a joyless food nut with overly stringent dietary rules she wants everyone – from Angelina Jolie...
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Nanny-state stance seen in health chief
(May 23rd, 2009)
It is unfortunate that President Obama has chosen to put the nation's health in the hands of an overzealous activist who doesn't seem to give any consideration to the importance of personal responsibility or privacy (``Obama selecting N.Y. official to lead CDC,' Page A8, May 15). Dr. Thomas Frieden,...
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Greenpeace Gives No Peace to Fish Lovers
(May 22nd, 2009)
Greenpeace’s new report on so-called sustainable seafood has just been released and every single supermarket in Canada received a failing grade. Not because fish isn’t essential to a complete and healthy diet. (It is.) Greenpeace flunked every grocery retailer for selling “unsustainable” fish because the group, whose...
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Frieden’s views on health responsibility
(May 21st, 2009)
It is unfortunate that President Obama chose to put the nation's health in the hands of an overzealous activist who doesn't give any consideration to the importance of personal responsibility or privacy ("Crusading NY health chief who fought smoking and trans fats is picked to be new CDC director,"...
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Quote of the Week: Celebrity Chef Edition
(May 21st, 2009)
“I think people are concerned with what they’re eating,” declared activist chef Alice Waters at a recent Connecticut Forum. “And a lot has to do with celebrity chefs who have brought attention to food.” She’s right: Chef stardom has led people to focus more on their meals. But...
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